The Power of the Poor

Our pilot episode features a deep and wide-ranging conversation on building the independent political power of the poor with Min. Dr. Savina Martin of the National Union of the Homeless, Rev. Nelson Johnson of the Beloved Community Center in North Carolina, and Rev. West McNeill of the NYS Poor People's Campaign and the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS.

From the Carolinas to California, from the Bronx to the border, from the Appalachian hollers to Apache sacred lands, Getting Into Step: A Movement Podcast for the Long Haul will explore what it means to build a social movement that addresses the interlocking injustices of our time. We will hear stories highlighting the plight, fight, and insight of the poor, pull pages from our movement songbook to learn how certain songs came to be and what they mean to us today, and take deep dives into the pressing questions of our movement.

Click here for the full episode transcript.

This episode was produced by Anu Yadav, Leanne Tory-Murphy, Nic Laccetti, Jake Heller, Charon Hribar and Channie Waites. It was edited by Chaitanya Sangco, and the song "Getting into Step" is by Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, with lyrics by Avery Book and Charon Hribar, and produced by Pauline Pisano and Jason Crawford. "Getting Into Step" image by Aaron Hughes, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Poor People’s Campaign Portfolio, logo by Katrina Zezza. Special thanks to Eleanor Kagan, John Wessel-McCoy, and Adam Barnes. 

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"Getting Into Step" image by Aaron Hughes, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Poor People’s Campaign Portfolio.